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Morrisville State College to Participate in The New York State Fair

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College will have a vast presence at The New York State Fair, which runs Aug. 27-Sept. 7, with exhibits that showcase the college’s academic programs, green efforts, fish raised in its Aquaculture Center, horses from its equine programs, a drag car built by automotive students and products from its food processing plant, Nelson Farms.

The college will also exhibit a canoe made by wood products technology students and faculty.

This year, the college has varying theme days at the fair:
Aug. 28 - School of Liberal Arts Day
Aug. 29, 30 - Alumni Days
Aug. 31- School of Agriculture and Natural Resources Day
Sept. 1 – School of Business Day
Sept. 3 – School of Science and Health Studies Day
Sept. 4 – Athletics Day
Sept. 5 – Norwich Campus Day

The college’s building, The Bartlett Barn, is located near Gate 4 between the Coca-Cola Coliseum and the 4-H Youth Building. The building, flanked by green and yellow flags, was taken over by the college last year.

Visitors can obtain an array of information about the college and also speak to faculty and staff about the college’s program offerings, athletics and activities. Morrisville State College alumni are encouraged to stop by and access books to find fellow classmates and enjoy some history about the college.

Among the college’s additional highlights at the Fair is its presence in the Pride of New York Marketplace, which is being managed by the Morrisville State College Auxiliary Corporation through Nelson Farms. This former lottery building, located at the main entrance to the fair, resembles an old-time store stocked with food grown or produced in every corner of New York state.

The college’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources will also exhibit in the Future Farmers’ of America (FFA) Building.

During the fair, equine faculty and students will also be competing with the Morrisville College Foundation’s six-horse Belgian hitch in the equine facility.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college was the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.


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